Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Milwaukee Road Railroad Bridge

Milwaukee Road Railroad Bridge

Milwaukee Road Railroad Bridge

See features of the bridge

History & significance

Built c.1930, this single-span, reinforced-concrete, arch bridge carried the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) over Minnehaha Creek in the northeast corner of Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. The 30-foot-span bridge is owned by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board..

The bridge is significant as a contributing component to the determined-eligible Grand Rounds Historic District.


Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.915397, -93.212808

Bridge features

Milwaukee Road Railroad Bridge

Detail of the arch ring showing the stylized “voussoirs” or arch ring stones, here replicated in concrete.

Milwaukee Road Railroad Bridge

Deck view of the bridge with abandoned tracks, showing its location within the Grand Rounds.